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Week 13 may be unlucky for some as “Byepocalypse” has arrived, and it couldn’t have arrived at a worse time. With two weeks left in most regular seasons, now is the time to strike if you’re on the cusp of qualification, making those streaming decisions vital. On the other hand, if you’re already locked into playoffs, this is the perfect time to take advantage and take shots on upside stash options for Weeks 15-17.

To keep things simple, we’ll define a streamer as any player you wouldn’t usually start who is a viable option for this week. We’ll define a stash as any player you can probably find on waivers that you should stash for the future, either because they have a favorable match-up coming up or because they could become a future starter.

I’ll also be reporting my streamer record from the season to date above each section to give you an idea of what to expect. Strong finishes mean the top third of starters at the position, moderate means the top half of starters, and bust is everyone else.

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QB Streamer (Week 1: 14 strong, 4 moderate, 10 bust):

Russell Wilson (DEN): It’s been two months since the Broncos even faced a top-half defense (in fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks), including brutal opponents in the Browns, Jets and Chiefs (twice), plus a bye. Given that run of matchups, it’s impressive that he’s the QB14 on the season. Getting a rare positive opportunity in a possible shootout against the Texans, he’s a viable starter in a week when Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson, Justin Fields and Joshua Dobbs are all unavailable.

Honorable Mention: Brock Purdy (SF) and, in deeper leagues, Gardner Minshew (IND)

QB Stash:

Matthew Stafford (LAR): Let’s look ahead to the playoffs, where Stafford faces the Commanders and the Giants. He’s not startable against the Browns this week and could easily be dropped, so if he appears on waivers, he’s worth a pickup if you’ve been streaming quarterbacks this season.

Honorable Mention: Nick Mullens (MIN) – in SuperFlex leagues only

RB Streamers (Week 2: 27 strong, 10 moderate, 11 bust):

Jaylen Warren and Najee Harris (PIT): The Cardinals have been very weak against the run, conceding 287 yards and three touchdowns to Rams running backs last week alone. The Steelers gave their running backs 31 touches last week, even though the Bengals have been attacked through the air by most teams of late. Both Steelers running backs are hence in play in a plus matchup this week.

Jeff Wilson Jr (MIA): The Dolphins have been intent on using two running backs regardless of the health of their backfield, shifting Wilson from a healthy inactive to a 14-touch running back in the space of one week. There’s no doubt Raheem Mostert is the guy but if De’Von Achane remains out, Wilson is an option if you’re desperate at the position.

Honorable mentions: Samaje Perine (DEN) and Ezekiel Elliott (NE) – In even deeper leagues

RB Stashes:

Miles Sanders (CAR): We have no idea what impact the firing of Frank Reich will have on the Panthers backfield. I doubt Sanders will suddenly become the workhorse, but nothing stimulates change like a coaching shift, so it’s worth stashing him to find out what happens in Week 13.

Running backs get injured more than any other position in fantasy, with the average Top 36 running back missing two games per season in fantasy. For that reason, your best bet in fantasy is to roster running backs who are an injury away from an every-down role. While I can’t predict who will get injured, I can say who’ll be most effective when given the opportunity. Each week, I’ll be listing my favorite RB backups, only including players you won’t be starting most weeks.

Handcuffs: Rico Dowdle (DAL), Kareem Hunt (CLE), Tyler Allgeier (ATL), Joshua Kelley (LAC), Tyjae Spears (TEN), Ezekiel Elliott (NE), Elijah Mitchell (SF), Dameon Pierce (HOU), Chase Edmonds (TB), Kenneth Gainwell (PHI) and Dalvin Cook (NYJ).

Honorable Mention: D’Ernest Johnson (JAC)

WR Streamers (17 strong, 18 moderate, 15 bust):

Demario Douglas (NE): The Patriots youngster has been very productive despite playing limited snaps as he battles injury. He should be healthy next week, facing a generous Chargers defense. If he can get 9 targets when playing less than half the snaps, imagine what he can do with a bigger workload?!

Adam Thielen (CAR): Since his bye week, Thielen has been a totally different guy, with a number of mediocre performances culminating in a 1-point Week 12 effort. Luckily, there are two factors in play that will really help the veteran this week. Firstly, the ousting of Frank Reich could stimulate an improved passing offense, as is so often the case in NFL teams after a coaching change. Secondly, the Panthers face the league’s most generous slot defense in the Buccaneers. He may be a sit by the playoffs, but this week he’s almost a must-start.

Honorable Mentions: Diontae Johnson (PIT) and Curtis Samuel (WAS)

WR Stash:

AT Perry (NO): The Saints are having some major injury issues at receiver at the moment, making Perry an every-down outside receiver. How much value that has remains to be seen, but if you’re badly hurting at receiver, he may be your best available option (though I favor many others who may not be available in your league).

Honorable mentions: Michael Wilson (ARI) and Zay Jones (JAC)

TE Streamer (12 strong, 3 moderate, 10 bust):

David Njoku (CLE): I’m going back to the well with Njoku this week. After 24 targets in his last two games with Dorian Thompson-Robinson, he’s becoming a fantastic streaming option in an otherwise dismal passing offense. The only concern is the possibility PJ Walker (or even Joe Flacco) starts instead of DTR. That could limit the tight end’s value.

Honorable mention: Pat Freiermuth (PIT)

TE Stash:

Tucker Kraft (GB): With Luke Musgrave suffering a lacerated kidney, it appears his fellow rookie Kraft could become the every-down option. That led to a touchdown last week and could lead to more reliable fantasy points if the third-rounder can clearly establish himself. Having said that, beware of the return of Josiah Deguara. For that reason, he’s a wait-and-see for now.

Honorable mentions: Juwan Johnson (NO) and Michael Mayer (LV)

K/DST Streamers (19 strong, 11 moderate, 12 bust):

Jason Sanders (MIA), Younghoe Koo (ATL), Miami Dolphins DST and Los Angeles Rams DST.

Please note I won’t be listing any kicker or DST stashes, as you should never roster more than one of either of these positions.